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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Blog Tour- TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU by Claudia Gray A Guest Post & A Giveaway!

I am so excited to be hosting a spot on Claudia Gray's Official TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU blog tour! I am freaking OBSESSED with this series, I mean seriously there are no words for how much I love it (and Paul *swoons*). I have a guest post to share with you today! And make sure to enter the giveaway to win signed finished copies of both books

Haven't heard of TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU? Check it out!

Author: Claudia Gray
Release Date: November 3, 2014
Pages: 432
Publisher: HarperTeen
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions. 
Marguerite has no choice but to search for each splinter of Paul’s soul. The hunt sends her racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each world brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with each trial she faces, she begins to question the destiny she thought they shared. 
The second book in the Firebird trilogy, Ten Thousand Skies Above You features Claudia Gray’s lush, romantic language and smart, exciting action, and will have readers clamoring for the next book.

Now on to the guest post!

So I asked Claudia……

What do you love about Marguerite and Paul? Why should we care about them as a couple?

I adore them both as individuals and together—to a point I think it may be unprofessional to show as a writer, but so it is—so let me talk about each one separately before I get into the love. J

Marguerite first inspires me because she has spent her whole life being a fish out of water in her own home, even though she has such a good relationship with her eccentric family. Sometimes she feels a little insecure about her lack of the same big squishy scientist brain that her mom, dad and sister all have, but for the most part, she carves out her own life and interests. She concentrates on what she can do, not what she can't—which is a lesson it took me, personally, a long time to learn. Her impulsiveness and her quickness to judge are some of her greatest flaws, but those are the flip sides of her greatest strengths: determination, loyalty, vitality and protectiveness.

Paul just makes my heart ache. The series hasn't shown—yet—why Paul's upbringing was so harsh and strange. However, you know even from A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU that he can't call on his family and that they don't support him. As someone who graduated from high school around age 12, he's always been the youngest in his classes by many years, meaning that he's always been a man apart. Before his work with Henry and Sophia, his friendship with Theo and his love for Marguerite, he's never really had people in his life who cared deeply about him. So he's been so lonely, and he doesn't know how to connect to people, and he's trying so hard to learn. And finally, as we saw in book one, he was willing to throw away his future and risk his life just to save Marguerite, so I love his selflessness too.

Finally, I love them together because they truly give each other so much. Marguerite brings Paul out of his melancholy, accepts him just as he is, and brings energy and joy into his life. Paul appreciates her unique skills and personality, steadies her impulses, and makes her feel cherished. Each one, individually, is courageous, but they make each other braver. Each one is intelligent, but in different ways, meaning that together they understand things so much more fully than they would on their own.

And of course there's that sense of destiny—their knowledge that fate itself brings them together in world after world, that their love for each other recurs in so many ways. In some ways, that's almost intimidating: What does that mean for them? What is it about the two of them that destiny works so hard to recreate time and time again? But I think it's also deeply romantic. As I saw someone online once said to describe AU fanfic, there's something so compelling about the idea that "Every me loves every you." If you love all the potential people someone could be, that's an all-encompassing love…the kind each one of us yearns for. Paul and Marguerite have that chance.

About Claudia:
Claudia Gray is a pseudonym. I would like to say that I chose another name so that no one would ever learn the links between my shadowy, dramatic past and the explosive secrets revealed through my characters. This would be a lie. In truth, I took a pseudonym simply because I thought it would be fun to choose my own name. (And it is.)

I write novels full-time, absolutely love it, and hope to be able to do this forever. My home is in New Orleans, is more than 100 years old, and is painted purple. In my free time I read, travel, hike, cook and listen to music. You can keep up with my latest releases, thoughts on writing and various pop-culture musings via TwitterTumblrPinterestGoodreads or (of course) my own home page.
If you want to contact me, you can email me, but your best bet is probably to Tweet me. I don’t do follows on Twitter, but I follow everyone back on Tumblr, Pinterest and Goodreads.

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive signed finished copies of A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU & TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU, US Only.
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Check out the Tour Schedule!

Week One:
10/26/2015- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview
10/27/2015- BookHounds YAInterview
10/28/2015- FangirlishReview
10/29/2015- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
10/30/2015- Tales of the Ravenous ReaderInterview
Week Two:
11/2/2015- FiktshunReview
11/3/2015- Dark Faerie TalesInterview
11/4/2015- Novel NoviceReview
11/5/2015- Magical Urban Fantasy ReadsGuest Post
11/6/2015- Page Turners BlogReview

About the Book
Author: Claudia Gray
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Pages: 368
Publisher: HarperTeen
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook

Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.


  1. Alternate dimensions sound really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. I've been dying to get my hands on this book series for so long now, because it looks and sounds right up my alley and utterly fantastic! Thank you for the amazing giveaway and awesome guest post!

  4. I have heard such good things about the first book in the series! Can't wait to check it out!!

  5. I'm so excited to read this, can't wait


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